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Stratford House (Stratford Hall, Danville Female College)

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Stratford Hall, Danville Female College
1883, Main Hall, Albert Lawrence West; Thomas B. Fitzgerald, contractor; 1910, Stanhope S. Johnson. 1119 Main St.

Now a retirement and continuing care community, this institution was a women's school from 1854 until 1974. This three-story brick Second Empire building was the college's principal building. The projecting central tower is crowned by a convex mansard roof. A massive front porch with giant coupled Doric piers and a triglyph and metope frieze added in a 1910 remodeling partially obscures by the porch.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Stratford House (Stratford Hall, Danville Female College)", [Danville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 375-376.

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